(Ft. Worth) Love Shack
Who all has gone here? What's your opinion?
I was disappointed that they only serve the burgers medium because that means no M-R for me and my parents will throw a fit if i ever try to get a burger there with them (since they like them charred). However, it was a good medium, with some pink remaining in the middle and in thicker parts. I think the patty was about 1/3 pound. It came out directly off the grill and hot.
Great crust on the meat
Something had a real nice celery seed flavor. Either he's using bread and butter pickles or the "love sauce" has it in there. Either way it was a great way to add simple flavor to a standard.
I dig the Mrs. Baird's buns... some may not.
Very well constructed with perfect amount of cheese
no medium rare
Slightly greasy for my taste
Untoasted bun (ok... i'm nitpicking)
There may be other posts, but........
I was looking forward to trying this and was disappointed overall.
Love Shack is truly more of a stand that is sandwiched between two buildings. The tables are open air as is the kitchen. I feel a bit sorry for the cooks because that kitchen is so damn small. Parkins can be a problem at times.
The tables are not ADA accessible or good for infants.
I agree that the meat had a really nice crust and was cookied a perfect medium. The flavor of the meat was very good and "beefy"
Perhaps I ordered the wrong item, but the Love Sauce dominated the flavor of the burger. I can not say for sure, but I detected strong overtones of yellow curry (or spices that make up yellow curry). To be fair, I really dislike yellow curry and perhaps if I was a fan, it would have been heavenly. I eventually removed the bun and sauce and ate the burger by itself.
The fries were a frozen institutional style and disappointed.
Onion rings had more promise, but were very greasy and I love greasy. Not sure if the ranch is housemade, but was good.
I did like the lemonade and bottled sodas.
110 E Exchange St
Fort Worth, TX 76164
I thought this was a great place, although, I was there on a day that temps were only in the upper 80's. It's a small, outdoor, somewhat narrow strip (almost alley-like), nestled between 2 buildings, which are quite functional at providing a good amount of shade. You enter at the street and at the other end is an amply sized stage. On this day - Friday - there was a 2 man, throwback to the 70's, duo playing music a la Willie and the boy's. I didn't notice until we were leaving, but there is an upstairs patio overlooking the street. This would be ideal for people watching, beer drinking and kicking back to some honky-tonk music. The "A/C system" is powered by misters and mounted oscillating fans, which did a adequate job at moving air and providing some cool.
The burgers, made from fresh ground tenderloin and brisket, are really tasty and I would highly recommend if you are anywhere near the area (Stockyards) and wanting a burger that is hand-patted - perhaps into a very irregular shape - and grilled in the fashion of yesteryear - somewhat charred, maybe a little crispy, on the outside compliments of a flat-top grill. I'll add that the sauce is a chipotle mayo - I think.... and if you like pickles, you'll be in pickle heaven here as they make their own and are very generous. I had six large discs on my burger.
The onion rings are the shoestring variety and dipped in a light, delicately spicy hot seasoned batter. REALLY good!
Back at street level, you place and pick-up your order, and as you leave, you can order a beer to go as you walk thru the Stockyards enjoying other sites.
My wife and I tried it last Summer and fell in love with the burger. I prefer rare but the tenderness and quality of the beef made medium passable. The Mayonaise and quail egg were a delight. Cold beer, music and people watching. A good way to sepend a couple of hours. I highly recommend it.